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(The Atlantic Wire)   North Carolina lawmaker presses wrong button, accidentally legalizes fracking   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 262
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2012-07-03 05:08:26 PM  

Smidge204: Headso: Does that smell like bullshiat to anyone else?

That's just fracking fluid. Fact: Fracking fluid is a minimum 72% bullsh*t.



Jim_Callahan: Obviously there are oversight and quality control issues to address, but no more so than with any other method of oil/gas extraction.

Which is to say, there's essentially no oversight or quality control at all...
=Smidge204=


FTFY
 
2012-07-03 05:08:48 PM  
All she has to do is pass another bill stating special licensing that costs so much per hole and must be approved by the same system as the local abortion clinic.

Eh?
 
2012-07-03 05:09:03 PM  

rohar: BGates: Karac: my desire to not be able to use my sink as a gas stove,

Fraking does not cause your water to catch on fire. Drilling a water well through coal does. Coal contains vast amounts of methane, in fact a large industry is based upon coal bed methane extraction.

You're intentionally ignoring other causes in certain areas. I'm sure that's good for your agenda, but not so good for the truthiness.


Like where? All of the reports I have ever heard of are shown to not be caused by fraking.
 
2012-07-03 05:09:20 PM  
www.theblaze.com
 
2012-07-03 05:09:32 PM  
SVenus: "Halliburton Executive Drinks Fracking Fluid At Conference"

Yeah... a person drank something that they claimed was a fracking fluid that isn't being used.
It's in trials. It may get used. It may not. But it has *literally* nothing to do with the fluids that are being used as we speak.

/ to say nothing of the question of: what he actually drank, who he is, what he does, or why he hasn't been made available to reporters for follow-up questions
// nothing says 'standing beside your product' like an unrepeated stunt you refuse to talk about
 
2012-07-03 05:10:41 PM  

vernonFL: Its already been done in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Texas and other states.


Destroyed? Really? Like actual contamination of the water table?
 
2012-07-03 05:11:24 PM  

error 303: Kibbler: "Even more bizarrely, House rules prohibiatchanging your vote if doing so would affect the outcome. (In other words, you can change your vote on a bill, but only if won't make any difference.)"

American democracy: Kabuki theater in action.

Am I the only one who thinks this provision makes perfect sense? Say a Democrat wanted to vote for a controversial conservative position that was likely to fail to benefit themselves in a tight election in a close district. They decide to vote against their party but then realize that their vote was the deciding vote and want to switch it back.

I can think of a number of scenarios wher congress critters would try to have it both ways and allowing re-voting would be abused. This makes total sense to me.


I think the provision makes sense, but should be used in conjunction with an immediate "please confirm your Yes/No vote" function.
 
2012-07-03 05:12:33 PM  

BGates: rohar: BGates: Karac: my desire to not be able to use my sink as a gas stove,

Fraking does not cause your water to catch on fire. Drilling a water well through coal does. Coal contains vast amounts of methane, in fact a large industry is based upon coal bed methane extraction.

You're intentionally ignoring other causes in certain areas. I'm sure that's good for your agenda, but not so good for the truthiness.

Like where? All of the reports I have ever heard of are shown to not be caused by fraking.


How about the Wyoming coal gas fields where the water table is dangerously close to the target of fracking? We're talking mere meters here and maybe not even that much.

Again, there's nothing specifically wrong with fracking. It's a tool like a hammer. There's nothing wrong with a hammer when used to build a house. When used to brain someone's mom, not so much.

Either way, it's not the damned hammer's fault, but it has to be used properly.
 
2012-07-03 05:14:33 PM  

jigger: ModernPrimitive01: Well if you say it's alright.......

Link

"The people in Dimock had enough of the misinformation about the water in this area. There is no environmental wasteland. The water is fine." - Martha (78). She has lived in Dimock PA all her life and is a co-founder of the grassroots group "Enough Already". The group has fought claims that Dimock's water was polluted by drilling. Martha says methane has always naturally occurred in their water in the area. - "The truth is that the methane has always been in the water."


Ah yes, the opinion of some random 78 year old is proof positive of the complete safety of fracking. No further studies or investigation needed.

Now, what's her opinion on the existence of the Higgs Bsosn?
 
2012-07-03 05:14:46 PM  

Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: BGates: rebelyell2006: SVenus: zarberg:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x854]

Yes. Very, very deep.


I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for compensation, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you give me this person, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will shake your hand, the one I just spooged on.
 
2012-07-03 05:16:36 PM  

Mr. Carpenter: MrHelpful: Well, she's a Democrat. What were you expecting? Intelligence? Silly wabbit, intelligence aint for Democrats.

Simple minded, partisan, answer that in no way addresses the article? Outdated reference from the 1950's? Blatantly rude and needlessly disrespectful? You sound like white trash.


I love how you skip over a whole bunch of mindless, partisan Republican bashing that in no way addresses the article just to get to me. Guess you don't like people talkin bout yer mama that way, eh?
 
2012-07-03 05:18:19 PM  
error 303: "Am I the only one who thinks this provision makes perfect sense? "

I think it's a reasonable rule too.
But there should be an "are you sure?"-style prompt, to prevent actual mistakes.

That said, it strikes me as pretty unlikely that they *don't* already have such a prompt.
Almost as unlikely as a state legislator 'accidentally' hitting the wrong button.
 
2012-07-03 05:21:10 PM  
why do people take a politicians word?

she was a deciding vote. She may have wanted this but knew that her party didn't, so she votes yes and then says "oopsie". She gets the best of both worlds. Vote she wants, constituents and party happy that she did purposely disagree, gets several victim points and gets to blame the system.

win all around for her.
 
2012-07-03 05:24:04 PM  

jakomo002: vernonFL: Its already been done in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Texas and other states.

Destroyed? Really? Like actual contamination of the water table?


No, but do you want to risk that? There have been cases of wells being poisoned in those states.
 
2012-07-03 05:26:00 PM  

vernonFL: jakomo002: vernonFL: Its already been done in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Texas and other states.

Destroyed? Really? Like actual contamination of the water table?

No, but do you want to risk that? There have been cases of wells being poisoned in those states.


Yeah, most of them by keeping livestock up hill from the well. But hey, let's not be rational about this. That'd make far too much sense.
 
2012-07-03 05:28:23 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Ah yes, the opinion of some random 78 year old is proof positive of the complete safety of fracking. No further studies or investigation needed.


No one said that. On the contrary, her evidence that the water was flammable before the fracking started contradicts the implied claim that the fracking caused the flammability, and thus, more investigation needs to be done.

If her claim is false, that still doesn't prove fracking caused the flammability, and we're back to square one.
If her claim is true, that pretty much hands the anti-frackers a heaping cup of STFU.
 
2012-07-03 05:29:56 PM  

Paris1127: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Add North Carolina to the list of states we need to flood off the map with Texas and Florida.

That wouldn't affect North Carolina... They banned sea level rise.


Well of course they banned that heathen science-y stuff. After all, God won't allow the Earth to be destroyed by global warming.

/Apparently stupidity knows no regional boundaries
 
2012-07-03 05:30:06 PM  

VTGremlin: Pincy: So even the crappiest software usually has a "Are you really sure you want to do that?" warning before you do something that could potentially be bad. Are there no safeguards like this in the voting process?

Why would there be? It was a Yes/No thing; it wasn't designed to trick anyone, as evidenced by the fact that no one else messed it up. If someone is in court and the prosecutor asks them "Did you kill that woman?" they can't say "Yes. On no wait sorry guys I meant no. LOL. My bad."


Umm, they weren't "saying" their vote, they were pressing a button. You've never accidentally pressed the wrong button before? Retarded much?
 
2012-07-03 05:30:09 PM  
bdub77
I posted my dislike of this on Facebook, and a "friend" of mine went off on a rant about Obamacare, SS, and the minimum wage, among other things, being horrible decisions. He also for the record thought that if the water does get poisoned i can tell him I told you so.

Unfriend.

House rules prohibiatchanging your vote if doing so would affect the outcome. (In other words, you can change your vote on a bill, but only if won't make any difference.)

That is a farking moronic rule. In a case where someone made a mistake and immediately announced that he/she made a mistake, there should be a way of correcting it. But the GOPers in NC won, so they don't give a flying fark how. They're assholes.
 
2012-07-03 05:31:42 PM  
I was hoping for a BSG thread but looks like this is gonna be a serious political thread
 
2012-07-03 05:32:34 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: why do people take a politicians word?

she was a deciding vote. She may have wanted this but knew that her party didn't, so she votes yes and then says "oopsie". She gets the best of both worlds. Vote she wants, constituents and party happy that she did purposely disagree, gets several victim points and gets to blame the system.

win all around for her.


Are you some sort of moron? She's going to be a national laughing stock. She's going to be the butt of the joke in every late night monologue this week. Cynicism and paranoia are diseases that sour overactive minds. Its rare to see them wielded so bluntly and with such lazy speculation.
 
2012-07-03 05:32:46 PM  

fredklein: Philip Francis Queeg: Ah yes, the opinion of some random 78 year old is proof positive of the complete safety of fracking. No further studies or investigation needed.

No one said that. On the contrary, her evidence that the water was flammable before the fracking started contradicts the implied claim that the fracking caused the flammability, and thus, more investigation needs to be done.

If her claim is false, that still doesn't prove fracking caused the flammability, and we're back to square one.
If her claim is true, that pretty much hands the anti-frackers a heaping cup of STFU.


She had no "evidence", just a claim.
 
2012-07-03 05:34:13 PM  
Next she can accidentally push buttons to legalize sodomy, murder, nudity, and hunting on Sundays.

P.S. - this was not an "accidental" push of the button. This entire event was planned. This lady is getting large political campaign contributions from the Fracking industry.
 
2012-07-03 05:34:40 PM  
Carney said she turned her light on, but Speaker Thom Tillis would not recognize her, so she went to the front to speak to him.

That's because Speaker Thom Tillis is an asshole.

As soon as the vote was cast, House Minority Leader Paul Stam used a procedural move called a "clincher" to ensure the veto override could not be reconsidered.

House Minority Leader Paul Stam is an even bigger asshole.

So assholes from both parties chose to lock in the veto override knowing that it only won because of a mistake. Nice state congress you've got there, NC.
 
2012-07-03 05:35:52 PM  
gblive
P.S. - this was not an "accidental" push of the button. This entire event was planned. This lady is getting large political campaign contributions from the Fracking industry.

Citation needed. Oh wait, you pulled that out of your ass.
 
2012-07-03 05:36:11 PM  

Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: BGates: rebelyell2006: SVenus: zarberg:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x854]

Yes. Very, very deep.

I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for compensation, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you give me this person, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will shake your hand, the one I just spooged on.


www.ohlays.com

Then our hands will meet in a spooge on spooge meld to the point where we might get stuck for a while.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-03 05:36:36 PM  
patrick767

Most if not all major parliamentary bodies have a procedure called "reconsideration" which is the only way to change the result of a prior vote. Only a person on the winning side can move for reconsideration. When an important bill is bound for defeat a supporter often votes against it so he can move reconsideration later when more votes appear.

If she wanted to change her vote in a way that affects the result she would be asking for reconsideration and would have to follow the procedure.

Wikipedia has some words. I have not checked them for accuracy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reconsideration_of_a_motion
 
2012-07-03 05:38:51 PM  

GORDON: When someone in politics changes to a liberal mindset, Like Chief Justice Roberts, then that is "enlightened."

When some democrat casts a so-called "accidental" vote in favor of so-called conservative cause, then that is "evil."

Got it.


0/10

You aren't even trying.
 
2012-07-03 05:39:30 PM  
The other issue that could be causing contamination issues is poor cementing. With so many wells going up so quickly there is severe time pressure to move to the next job. If the wells are not being sealed tightly, the fluid and petroleum products could be getting into the ground water via that. Fracking is a powerful tool that has been a game changer in regards to natural gas production. That doesn't mean it doesn't need to be looked into, but issues that are popping up where it has been used concerning water quality need to be addressed. Fracking fluids, while certainly entitled to intellectual property protection, shoudl be examined by the EPA to ensure safety.. Fracking should not be excluded from the Clean Water Act provisions.

We need this technology and it should be able to be done safely with minimal effects. Cheap, plentiful natural gas from domestic sources gives us more energy independence in a cleaner manner than relying on our coal deposits. We can't overlook the problems, but abandoning the technology because of some flaws can have significant consequences in terms of foreign policy as well as greenhouse gas emissions.
 
2012-07-03 05:40:05 PM  

SVenus:
Halliburton Executive Drinks Fracking Fluid At Conference


So Halliburton is working on safe fracking water.
Their new product in development to demonstrate is a solution that is not dangerous.

What does that make the current solutions?

I like this tidbit in the article, too:
A Halliburton spokeswoman didn't respond to a question asking how that executive is doing now, or who he is

$10 he was a janitor dressed up for it
 
2012-07-03 05:47:10 PM  

Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: BGates: rebelyell2006: SVenus: zarberg:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x854]

Yes. Very, very deep.

I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for compensation, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you give me this person, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will shake your hand, the one I just spooged on.

[www.ohlays.com image 640x960]

Then our hands will meet in a spooge on spooge meld to the point where we might get stuck for a while.


oh yeah, and the lord did say, "this shall taunt the in thine dreams to teach thee to cleans your soul of sins."
oh yeah, did Abraham response, "Dear lord, grant thy the power to penetrate this harlot with my divine spear"
oh yeah, and the lord responded, "Abraham, alas your lord cannot"
oh yeah, did Abraham respond, "Dear lord, please look upon me with pity, and know that I have served you without question, please allow me the honor of her conquest"
oh yeah, and the lord responded, "you got seconds biatch"
 
2012-07-03 05:47:43 PM  

meathome: The freaking water is on fire, how much worse does water need to be before you realize it's not healthy for you?


I remember when I was a kid, our city water line would visibly out-gas chlorine from the faucets.
 
2012-07-03 05:50:59 PM  

salvador.hardin: tenpoundsofcheese: why do people take a politicians word?

she was a deciding vote. She may have wanted this but knew that her party didn't, so she votes yes and then says "oopsie". She gets the best of both worlds. Vote she wants, constituents and party happy that she did purposely disagree, gets several victim points and gets to blame the system.

win all around for her.

Are you some sort of moron? She's going to be a national laughing stock. She's going to be the butt of the joke in every late night monologue this week. Cynicism and paranoia are diseases that sour overactive minds. Its rare to see them wielded so bluntly and with such lazy speculation.


no, she is going to play the victim card - it was in the article - I was so tired, (working so hard for the voters of course) and those meanies wouldn't let me change my vote.

what is easier to believe, that an experienced person would screw up on a simple task on an important vote or that she is another politician who is in the pockets of some big company.
 
2012-07-03 05:53:06 PM  

Dafatone: Alright, alright.

Explain to me how companies that do fracking can claim the fracking solution is an "industry secret."

They're pumping that stuff into our water.


Because frack you, that's why!
 
2012-07-03 05:55:04 PM  

Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: BGates: rebelyell2006: SVenus: zarberg:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x854]

Yes. Very, very deep.

I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for compensation, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you give me this person, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will shake your hand, the one I just spooged on.

[www.ohlays.com image 640x960]

Then our hands will meet in a spooge on spooge meld to the point where we might get stuck for a while.

oh yeah, and the lord did say, "this shall taunt the in thine dreams to teach thee to cleans your soul of sins."
oh yeah, did Abraham response, "Dear lord, grant thy the power to penetrate this harlot with my divine spear"
oh yeah, and the lord responded, "Abraham, alas your lord cannot"
oh yeah, did Abraham respond, "Dear lord, please look upon me with pity, and know that I have served you without question, please allow me the honor of her conquest"
oh yeah, and the lord responded, "you got seconds biatch"


2.bp.blogspot.com

There's more than one of this model. I get two.
 
2012-07-03 05:55:44 PM  

GORDON: When someone in politics changes to a liberal mindset, Like Chief Justice Roberts, then that is "enlightened."

When some democrat casts a so-called "accidental" vote in favor of so-called conservative cause, then that is "evil."

Got it.


Ummm.........no. If this was truly a mistake, then I would think that there would be something in place to make sure that this type of error can be corrected. However, the politician sounds like she needs a serious vacation. If I were a Republican and got my way through this type of method, I would feel kinda slimy. And if I were the politician who casts the vote mistakenly, I would feel like an idiot.
 
2012-07-03 05:56:40 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: I love poisoned drinking water if it gets someone rich.


amen. the rich getter richer is all that really matters. i'm at peace with my lot in life, and look forward to my dying day with a thick, jelly-like anticipation.
 
2012-07-03 05:56:47 PM  
Thank you to the Farkers who can actually explain to me how fracking works, instead of just flapping their lips like they know what they're talking about.

That's rare in politics threads.
 
2012-07-03 05:57:32 PM  

Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: BGates: rebelyell2006: SVenus: zarberg:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x854]

Yes. Very, very deep.

I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for compensation, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you give me this person, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will shake your hand, the one I just spooged on.

[www.ohlays.com image 640x960]

Then our hands will meet in a spooge on spooge meld to the point where we might get stuck for a while.

oh yeah, and the lord did say, "this shall taunt the in thine dreams to teach thee to cleans your soul of sins."
oh yeah, did Abraham response, "Dear lord, grant thy the power to penetrate this harlot with my divine spear"
oh yeah, and the lord responded, "Abraham, alas your lord cannot"
oh yeah, did Abraham respond, "Dear lord, please look upon me with pity, and know that I have served you without question, please allow me the honor of her conquest"
oh yeah, and the lord responded, "you got seconds biatch"

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x371]

There's more than one of this model. I get two.


Sploosh
 
2012-07-03 06:00:04 PM  

Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: BGates: rebelyell2006: SVenus: zarberg:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x854]

Yes. Very, very deep.

I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for compensation, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you give me this person, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will shake your hand, the one I just spooged on.

[www.ohlays.com image 640x960]

Then our hands will meet in a spooge on spooge meld to the point where we might get stuck for a while.

oh yeah, and the lord did say, "this shall taunt the in thine dreams to teach thee to cleans your soul of sins."
oh yeah, did Abraham response, "Dear lord, grant thy the power to penetrate this harlot with my divine spear"
oh yeah, and the lord responded, "Abraham, alas your lord cannot"
oh yeah, did Abraham respond, "Dear lord, please look upon me with pity, and know that I have served you without question, please allow me the honor of her conquest"
oh yeah, and the lord responded, "you got seconds biatch"

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x371]

There's more than one of this model. I get two.

Sploosh


To quote a farker from another thread, I have unleashed the "semen holocaust" repeatedly because of her.
 
2012-07-03 06:02:45 PM  

Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: BGates: rebelyell2006: SVenus: zarberg:


There's more than one of this model. I get two.


Yes, I would totally sign up for genocide myself.

mimg.ugo.com

Drill, baby, drill.

/And for the record, the recent Battlestar Galactica series spelled it 'frak'
 
2012-07-03 06:07:01 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: fredklein: Philip Francis Queeg: Ah yes, the opinion of some random 78 year old is proof positive of the complete safety of fracking. No further studies or investigation needed.

No one said that. On the contrary, her evidence that the water was flammable before the fracking started contradicts the implied claim that the fracking caused the flammability, and thus, more investigation needs to be done.

If her claim is false, that still doesn't prove fracking caused the flammability, and we're back to square one.
If her claim is true, that pretty much hands the anti-frackers a heaping cup of STFU.

She had no "evidence", just a claim.


So you're saying she's lying.
 
2012-07-03 06:07:06 PM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: BGates: rebelyell2006: SVenus: zarberg:


There's more than one of this model. I get two.

Yes, I would totally sign up for genocide myself.

[mimg.ugo.com image 480x360]

Drill, baby, drill.

/And for the record, the recent Battlestar Galactica series spelled it 'frak'


And the wife will wonder why I can't perform tonight. Thanks.
 
2012-07-03 06:10:38 PM  

patrick767: bdub77
I posted my dislike of this on Facebook, and a "friend" of mine went off on a rant about Obamacare, SS, and the minimum wage, among other things, being horrible decisions. He also for the record thought that if the water does get poisoned i can tell him I told you so.

Unfriend.

House rules prohibiatchanging your vote if doing so would affect the outcome. (In other words, you can change your vote on a bill, but only if won't make any difference.)

That is a farking moronic rule. In a case where someone made a mistake and immediately announced that he/she made a mistake, there should be a way of correcting it. But the GOPers in NC won, so they don't give a flying fark how. They're assholes.


I'm going to guess that she files a lawsuit very soon, saying she substantively (actual substance of the decision as opposed to the form) voted no. If she can get a court to say that the electronic system is only a mean of recording the vote and not actually determinative of what her vote was, fracking is banned. And I would bet on an injunction preventing the law from going into effect until that question can be resolved.

And yeah, we have a pretty crappy legislature. The republicans are utter dirtbags, and have basically unchecked power. Cocksucking pieces of crap. Our Democrats aren't too bad, they're just corrupt.
 
2012-07-03 06:13:38 PM  

jigger: Philip Francis Queeg: fredklein: Philip Francis Queeg: Ah yes, the opinion of some random 78 year old is proof positive of the complete safety of fracking. No further studies or investigation needed.

No one said that. On the contrary, her evidence that the water was flammable before the fracking started contradicts the implied claim that the fracking caused the flammability, and thus, more investigation needs to be done.

If her claim is false, that still doesn't prove fracking caused the flammability, and we're back to square one.
If her claim is true, that pretty much hands the anti-frackers a heaping cup of STFU.

She had no "evidence", just a claim.

So you're saying she's lying.


Nope. I'm saying she is irrelevant.

Are you saying that all her neighbors who think there is a problem are lying?
 
2012-07-03 06:19:03 PM  
So I think we are all missing the big point here. The voting technology they are using for extremely important issues is a yes/no machine with NO CONFIRMATION. Every single computer game I play double-farking-checks whenever I do anything REMOTE important. "Are you exiting the game? Want to save first?" "Are you sure you want to activate the explosive?"
They are holding votes with a machine where, if you accidentally dropped it, it could vote for you. Does ANYONE even CONSIDER the logistics of their protocol? Or put a single thought into the basic UI of the program?
 
2012-07-03 06:22:59 PM  
Is North Carolina really wanting to turn itself into another Ohio of the South?

Fracing has gone on in Ohio without much more than a few minor earthquakes. As long as it doesnt give me firewater or shaky ground, I'm fine with it.


I have no problem with the whole thing if it can be done safely and responsibly.
 
2012-07-03 06:26:21 PM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: BGates: rebelyell2006: SVenus: zarberg:


There's more than one of this model. I get two.

Yes, I would totally sign up for genocide myself.

[mimg.ugo.com image 480x360]

Drill, baby, drill.

/And for the record, the recent Battlestar Galactica series spelled it 'frak'


I'm just happy they're saying Frak. Spelled wrong, but said correctly.
 
2012-07-03 06:34:20 PM  

thenewmissus: GORDON: When someone in politics changes to a liberal mindset, Like Chief Justice Roberts, then that is "enlightened."

When some democrat casts a so-called "accidental" vote in favor of so-called conservative cause, then that is "evil."

Got it.

Ummm.........no. If this was truly a mistake, then I would think that there would be something in place to make sure that this type of error can be corrected. However, the politician sounds like she needs a serious vacation. If I were a Republican and got my way through this type of method, I would feel kinda slimy. And if I were the politician who casts the vote mistakenly, I would feel like an idiot.


Having a sense of shame means you aren't allowed in the Republican party.
 
2012-07-03 06:35:21 PM  

patrick767: gblive
P.S. - this was not an "accidental" push of the button. This entire event was planned. This lady is getting large political campaign contributions from the Fracking industry.

Citation needed. Oh wait, you pulled that out of your ass.


Yep... sure did. But before eating my turd you should probably check the donation records from the Gas Industry to this Charlotte representative like the NC Political forum did today.... oh wait 27% of her funds in the past year are from the Gas Industry. Just part of the over 1 Million dollars in campaign contributions that the Fracking Industry provided to state politicians in North Carolina over the past 12 months.
 
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